Welcome back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and the 2014 World Series of Poker for the $25,300 Big One for One Drop Satellite!
There are only a handful of events remaining on the WSOP schedule, but aside from the marquee Main Event, everyone's eyes are locked onto the Event #57: The $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop that will kick off tomorrow. Back in 2012 the inaugural Big One for One Drop attracted a capped field of 48 players that saw Antonio Esfandiari capture the massive $18,346,673 first prize after beating Sam Trickett heads-up.
This year sees the cap increased to 56 players, and along with it comes an almost guaranteed $20,000,000 first prize as the 41 already confirmed players will likely hit the cap in the next 24 hours as many players are still on the fence about whether or not to play while also relying on some last minute backers.
Back in 2012 on the eve of the inaugural Big One for One Drop, the WSOP ran a $25,300 One Drop Mega Satellite that attracted 96 players and formed a $2,400,000 prizepool. A plethora of notables took their chance to win a 'cheap' seat into the Big One for One Drop, but once the dust settled, it would be Gus Hansen collecting one of the last seats into the tournament as Shaun Deeb collected $1,000,000 in tournament lammers (and the first name on the alternate list) while Jason Somerville collected $400,000 for his third place finish.
With a bigger field allowed for this year's Big One for One Drop, another huge field is expected for this Big One for One Drop Satellite as player's look to try and parlay $25,300 into over $2,000,000 - roughly a 79,000% ROI.
The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be providing extensive live updates from the $25,300 Big One for One Drop Satellite once play begins at 6:00 p.m. (PDT) live from the 2014 World Series of Poker!